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Optics Bench Physlet

Optics Bench Physlet

Applet simulates an optical bench, including lenses, mirrors, and aperatures.


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Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck (Faculty)
14 years ago
Very nice simulation to use when the school doesn't have a good collection of optics equipment. The students like the interchangeability of the features. The screen is a bit small but it is workable. It is also good to use in lecture as a demonstration.
Used in course? Yes
Damian Khan
Damian Khan (Faculty)
15 years ago
A very useful applet to visualize ray diagrams for lenses and mirrors. Useful as a teaching aid or for study or reference.
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
23 years ago
Outstanding applet, with a lot of user interactivity. I wish the viewing area was larger, however.